How CHSAANow Top 10 teams fared in Week 8 – The Denver Post


Class 5A

1. Cherry Creek (6-1) vs. Eaglecrest, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Next week: at Arapahoe, 7 p.m. Friday

2. Valor Christian (5-2) vs. No. 9 Rock Canyon, 1 p.m. Saturday: The Eagles enter this matchup with a 35-game win streak in league play. Next week: at No. 6 ThunderRidge, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

3. Ralston Valley (5-2) at Pomona, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Chatfield, 4 p.m. Oct. 21

4. Columbine (7-1) won at Arvada West, 60-14: Josh Snyder (four carries, 149 yards) and Marquane Taylor (11-112) each topped 100 yards rushing, Brayden Harvey threw three TD passes, and Spencer Houle hauled in a pair of scoring throws as the Rebels totaled 535 yards in a rout. Next week: at Lakewood, 6 p.m. Oct. 20

5. Regis Jesuit (5-3) won at Chaparral, 56-28: Adin Chase, Cole Brandsma and Exander Carroll all ran in touchdowns, and Carroll threw TD passes to three different receivers (Dylan McCollough, Andrew Metzger and D’Andre Barnes) to give the Raiders a 42-7 lead that was never challenged. Next week: vs. Legend, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21

6. ThunderRidge (8-0) won vs. Highlands Ranch, 35-7. The Grizzlies forced a pair of turnovers and on the other side of the ball, quarterback Cooper Kier rushed for a score and threw for another to remain undefeated. Next week: vs. No. 2 Valor Christian, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

7. Grandview (5-2) vs. Smoky Hill, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. Cherokee Trail, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

8. Pine Creek (6-2) won vs. Legend, 31-14. Last year, Legend outlasted the Eagles in Parker. Not this year, though, as the Eagles scored all 31 points in the second half and Jonathan Cooper threw for a 25-yard score and rushed for another. Next week: at Douglas County, 6 p.m. Oct. 20

9. Rock Canyon (6-1) vs. No. 2 Valor Christian, 1 p.m. Saturday: The Jaguars look to rebound after being dealt their first loss of the season last week. Next week: at Castle View, 6 p.m. Oct. 21

10. Legacy (6-2) won at Mullen 40-0: Legacy continued its hot-streak as the Lightning rattled off a sixth consecutive win for the first time since 2015. Next week: vs. Horizon, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

Class 4A

1. Palmer Ridge (8-0) won vs. Air Academy, 56-0. The Bears put up 21 points in each of their first two quarters to take a 42-0 lead at halftime and went on to blank the Kadets. In the six-score first half, they had four rushing touchdowns from four different backs, all of which came from inside the 10-yard line. Next week: at Cheyenne Mountain, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

2. Broomfield (8-0) won vs. Adams City, 56-0 . In another first-half runaway, the Eagles put up 42 points and kept up its undefeated start to the 2022 campaign. It was the second straight week with a shutout performance. Next week: vs. No. 7 Fruita Monument, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

3. Loveland (7-1) won vs. Skyline, 57-0: Drew Foley found the end zone twice, Garrett Harstad had one TD rushing and another through the air, and the Red Wolves defense shut out the opposition for the second week in a row. Next week: at Windsor, 7 p.m. Oct. 20

4. Montrose (5-2) at Coronado, noon Saturday: The Red Hawks put their five-game win streak on the line against winless Coronado. Next week: at No. 9 Mesa Ridge, 6 p.m. Oct. 20

5. Denver South (7-1) won vs. Vista Peak Prep, 45-14: Joseph Capra threw for 235 yards and five TDs on 10-of-16 passing, with Rashad Caldwell snagging five of those completions for 119 yards and three TDs. Next week: at Far Northeast, 1 p.m. Oct. 22

6. Ponderosa (5-2) vs. Far Northeast, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: at Thomas Jefferson, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

7. Fruita Monument (6-2) won vs. Aurora Central, 41-14: Wyatt Sharpe ran in three TDs, Corben Rowell threw for two more scores and the Wildcats defense did enough to limit the damage from explosive Trojans RB Cai’Reis Curby (two rush TDs) in their second straight double-digit win. Next week: at No. 2 Broomfield, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

8. Vista Ridge (5-2) vs. Cheyenne Mountain, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: at Rampart, 7 p.m. Oct. 21

9. Mesa Ridge (5-2) vs. Rampart, 7 p.m. Friday. Next week: vs. No. 4 Montrose, 6 p.m. Oct. 20

10. Heritage (6-2) won vs. Standley Lake, 21-3. Zyriq Siegler rushed for touchdowns of 38 yards and 20 yards as Heritage pulled away from the Gators late. Next week: at Aurora Central, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21


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